Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is a federal law that protects students with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Based on this law, 504 plans are implemented to remove barriers to learning for students with disabilities by providing supports, accommodations, modifications, and other services. This entry describes 504 plans, eligibility requirements, and the evaluation process. It also provides a description of what a 504 plan includes.

Section 504

Section 504 states that qualified students cannot be discriminated against, excluded from, or denied the benefit of programs that receive federal financial support. This law is designed to protect students with disabilities and is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is part of the U.S. Department of ...

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